- The 2021 Concacaf Futsal Championship is at present happening in Guatemala
- Four World Cup tickets are at stake
- The USA turned the first workforce from the area to qualify for Lithuania 2021
The 2021 Concacaf Futsal Championship is in full swing proper now in Guatemala City, Guatemala. All matches within the seventh version of this competitors are being performed on the Domo Polideportivo. Currently, the groups are preventing for a spot within the semi-finals, which is tantamount to one of many 4 coveted World Cup tickets to the FIFA Futsal World Cup Lithuania 2021™.
The USA, which beforehand gained the Concacaf Futsal Championship in 1996 and 2004, turned the first semi-finalist and might now stay up for its first World Cup look since 2008. USA will now face the winner between hosts Guatemala and El Salvador of their subsequent match. The US already performed El Salvador of their opening match on the match, drawing 1-1 with the Central Americans.
USA 2-0 Dominican Republic
Goalscorers: Raphael Araujo and Tomas Pondeca
Raphael Araujo, USA’s first goalscorer, spoke with media after the match about the important thing to the workforce’s profitable qualification marketing campaign and the importance of the end result for futsal within the USA.
“We knew we needed to play actually exhausting defence, so to return out, get this win with a shutout was large for us. The power was super from each single individual. We celebrated each sort out. Today the important thing to profitable and qualifying for the World Cup was taking part in defence, exhausting defence.
“We’ve made history. We knew coming in with the pandemic happening it prevented us from training and getting together, so we came in here with not much team chemistry, but every game we kept building and we believe that now qualifying for a World Cup is going to change things completely in the US. Futsal is going to grow a lot and we’re so happy that we were able to make that happen.”
USA head coach Dusan Jakica echoed Araujo in his publish-match evaluation.
“Congrats to all my gamers and employees. All of them have carried out an incredible job. We knew the place the Dominican Republic can be harmful. They have a number of gamers who’re taking part in in Europe, however we knew our power: in defence. I’m so blissful. This isn’t solely important for the US. I’m initially from Europe and I understand how futsal is essential there and in South America and Asia and I knew with this success that we are going to make an incredible impression and if we now have actual futsal within the US we are going to for positive have futsal within the Olympic Games, and that is our purpose.”
The different quarter-finals:
Panama – Canada
Costa Rica – Suriname
Guatemala – El Salvador
The semi-finals shall be performed on 8 May and in the future later the brand new Concacaf champion shall be topped.